SYCAMORE -According to unofficial totals from Seneca and Crawford counties, 620 voters approved Mohawk Local School District's five-year, 1.5-mill permanent improvement levy, and 1,132 voters rejected it.
Wyandot County's numbers were unavailable as of 1:30 a.m.
"This was a new levy. ... We needed this to pass because what we're not doing right now ... is saving money for big-ticket repairs that are inevitable," Mohawk Superintendent Ken Ratliff had said.
The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $45.94 per year, he said.
It would generate $176,392 annually for heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance as well as roof repairs, with the balance being put toward instructional technology.
Ratliff said he believes the district's compressors, which run year-round, are in their seventh year. The district has four compressors, and the estimated replacement cost for each unit is $100,000, he said.
Ratliff had said officials have demonstrated to taxpayers they are operating within the budget and have been diligent. The district cut nearly $400,000 in the 2011 fiscal year and nearly $300,000 in the 2012 fiscal year, he said.